Free Webop Jazz Concert For Little Kids at Montclair Library, 1/21

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Looking for something to do with your little ones this Saturday? Jazz House Kids is holding a free WEBOP class/concert at the Montclair Public Library, 11am to noon for kids up to age 5 with their grownups. It’s live jazz, hands on, fun experience for kids and adults. Interested? RSVP at 973-744-2273

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Montclair Justice Coalition To Hold First Youth Forum, 1/27

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Montclair Justice Coalition will hold its first Real Talk Youth Forum on Friday, January 27th at 6pm, at the Wally Choice Community Center in Glenfield Park. It will be a workshop with Edwin Ortiz and Rashida Smith — the ex-offenders who spoke at the Real Talk forum in December — two MPD officers, and local youth. Edwin will work with boys, Rashida will work with girls. The tone will be conversational. To provide a comfortable setting for the kids to talk openly on whatever issues arise, no stigma, the session is not open to adults beyond facilitators and staff. Continue Reading

School of Rock Montclair to Trade Free T-Shirts for Food Donations

BY  |  Monday, Jan 16, 2017 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

School of Rock Montclair will be accepting donations of full grocery bags of non-perishable items at their 125 Valley Road location from Friday, 1/20 through Monday, 1/30. In exchange for the donations and a program from one of the School’s free January concerts, the School will present the donor with a SoR Montclair t-shirt.

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Hillside Students Learn To Serve on Martin Luther King Day

BY  |  Monday, Jan 16, 2017 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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It’s a day on at Hillside School with more than 300 students and parents participating in service activities in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue Reading

Weekend Family Highlights: MLK Events, Pinkalicious, Oliver, Jr. and More!

BY  |  Friday, Jan 13, 2017 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Happy weekend! There’s plenty to do around town and beyond. We’ve rounded up some fun and family-friendly things to do in the area. Check ‘em out!

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After a sold out run in December, Summit Playhouse (10 New England Avenue, Summit) will present three additional performances of Oliver Jr. on Friday evening at 7:30 PM, Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM, and Sunday evening at 7:30 PM. Recommended for children ages 5 and up, this classic musical is based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. Running time is approximately 70 minutes. Tickets are $20 per person plus $1.69 service fee.

Maple Sugaring Demonstrations begin this weekend at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center (247 Southern Blvd., Chatham Township). Learn about the process of maple sugaring, identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Demonstrations are one hour in length and begin at 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Cost is $3 per person age 3 and up. No registration is required but seating is first come, first served.

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On Saturday, NJPAC will present a free program to celebrate the life and work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Enjoy an afternoon of dance, music, visual arts, and spoken word activities. All ages are welcome. Programs begin at 11:00 AM. Continue Reading

Montclair BOE: Renaissance, Budget, School Lunches and Renaming A School Discussed

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 7:23am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Montclair Board of Education spent its January 11 workshop meeting looking back and looking forward.  Interim Superintendent Ronald Bolandi gave a presentation of the district’s accomplishments in pursuing various initiatives and goals in recent years.

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Among the accomplishments he cited were developing a tutorial program in each school with after-school services and available busing for said services,  initiatives to work with local clergy to bring tutoring to the neediest students, the development of an elementary-level literacy and math program with input from parents and staff,  extensive training in the district’s “Undoing Racism” initiative, and developing a training program with the teachers’ union that employed full-day training as opposed to half-day sessions, which Superintendent Bolandi called counterproductive.  He was particularly proud of the program to work with Montclair State University to assist the district with tutorial and staff development programs.  The superintendent noted the involvement of Montclair State educational students in the program, and he credited Dr. Debbie Evans, the interim director of elementary education, for her efforts. Continue Reading

Enter to Win Minecraft Giveaway!

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

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Giveaway: Minecraft 90-minute Fun

WHAT: Win a 90-minute Minecraft play for 1 child + 1 lucky friend at L3 Academy

WHEN: 3-4:30 PM on Saturday, January 21

Entries accepted below until 8PM on January 17, 2017.
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Montclair Lacrosse Presents 4th Annual Lax Ball!

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 9:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Support Montclair Lacrosse at the 4th Annual Lax Ball, Friday, January 27, 7-11 p.m., at the Montclair Women’s Club (82 Union, Montclair). All proceeds go to benefit girls and boys lacrosse at Montclair High School. To purchase tickets, visit montclairgirlslacrosse.com.

“Meow Is The Time For Yoga,” A Free Yoga Event for Kids

BY  |  Monday, Jan 09, 2017 3:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Meet Karuna Lynne Elson (“Yoga Girl”) and her Puppet Guru (“Swami Cat”) at JaiPure Yoga in for the CD release party of the debut album “Meow is the Time for Yoga,” Monday, January 16.

Parents, kids of all ages and Yogis will sing, laugh, breathe and move to the upbeat groove of yoga songs form the album such as Swami Cat’s Theme, I Have A Dog, The Candle Who Lost Her Light, and I Am The Wind (Sivasana Song).

All are invited to join Swami Cat and his friends for a Yoga Party with games, Hatha Yoga, sing-a-longs, raffles and giveaways! Continue Reading

Weekend Family Highlights: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Family FUNDay, Circus and More

BY  |  Friday, Jan 06, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

It’s the first full weekend of 2017! We’ve rounded up plenty of fun and family-friendly things to enjoy. Check ‘em out!

The Glen Ridge Public Library (240 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge) will host a craft time on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Children up through Grade 4 are invited to drop in to make an icicle craft.

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On Saturday at 8:00 PM, NJPAC will present the Raiders of the Lost Ark, the 1981 Indiana Jones film starring Harrison Ford with John Williams’ epic score performed live by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Kids will love this unique opportunity to see a classic film on the big screen and enjoy a symphony performance at the same time. Tickets are $24-$94. Continue Reading

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Montclair is relatively heterogenous and, it could fairly be said, takes pride in its diversity. Has Montclair named a street or school after Dr. King? Why is that?

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